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Photo of Thomas S. MOORHEAD (Photo submitted by Professor George N. Pierson)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/29/19 - Image Year: 1880

Thomas S. Moorhead (1853-1906) was the founder, promoter and first President of the Tuscarora Valley Railroad. Born in Milton, PA, he made a fortune in the phosphate industry in Florida. Eventually, he and others purchased the Ross Farm between Perulack and Waterloo because of its deposits of limestone. Moorhead needed a means to transport the limestone up the valley to the Pennsylvania Railroad and thus the Tuscarora Valley Railroad was conceived and built.

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